Astro City (2013 series) #17-21 [SET] — Volume 04: Pushing It

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A spotlight on Quarrel and Crackerjack begins as they face a real crisis:

What does an aging crimefighter do when time starts to take its toll?

Plus, a look into Quarrel’s origins...

And the end of the line for one of Astro City’s most stalwart heroes.

A rich, bittersweet and very human look inside the super human life. 

Plus, Krigari Ironhand.

Tyrant.

Emperor.

Interdimensional scourge.

The Honor Guard’s greatest enemy.

His rise.

His fall.

The Death of one of Honor Guard’s own.

And the secret story behind it all! 

 

 

Collecting issues #17-21. 

 

 

Astro City (2013 series) #17
By Kurt Busiek & Tom Grummett. 
“Sorrowsday” 
Krigari Ironhand. Tyrant. Emperor. Interdimensional scourge. Honor Guard’s greatest enemy. His rise. His fall. The death of one of Honor Guard’s own. And the secret story behind it all. Featuring guest penciller Tom Grummett in a very human tale of obsession, cosmic battle and interstellar conquest.
Astro City (2013 series) #18
By Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson. 
“The Dimming of the Day”  Pushing It pt 1 (of 4)
A 4-part spotlight on Quarrel and Crackerjack begins as they face a real crisis: what does an aging crimefighter do when time starts to take its toll? Plus, a look into Quarrel’s origins – and the end of the line for one of Astro City’s most stalwart heroes. A rich, bittersweet and very human look inside the super human life.
Astro City (2013 series) #19
By Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson. 
“Pushing It”  Pushing It pt 2 (of 4)
As her career may be ending, Quarrel looks back at her earliest days as a super hero, including the roots of her on-again/off-again romance with Crackerjack. Plus: Honor Guard and the Omega Rangers!
Astro City (2013 series) #20
By Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson. 
“Doing Battle”  Pushing It pt 3 (of 4) 
Quarrel learns more about what makes her tick – through action, anger, and disastrous relationships with MPH and Crackerjack – as she tries to figure out her future. And Crackerjack can’t cope with the big 5-0. Plus: Honor Guard and the menace of the Black Lab.
Astro City (2013 series) #21
By Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson. 
“The End of the Trail”  Pushing It  pt 4 (of 4)
The shattering conclusion of the 4-part “Quarrel” story. With Crackerjack in the clutches of the Black Lab, Quarrel and Honor Guard face difficult choices – and at least one hero’s career will have seen its final adventure. A very human perspective on a super human tragedy.